A Conversation for LIL'S ATELIER

The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 261

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

As the sailor watches Spike form his lasso he wraps his arms and legs as tightly around the trunk as possible.
The resulting catapult actions exceeds even the best 'E-Ticket Ride' conceived by the Disney Parks (E-Ticket Rides were the really expensive ones back in the olden days)

As the tree reaches the far end of its snap half a dozen Pooh Sticks fly from his shirt pocket in the general direction of those gathered on the beach.

As the tree slowly begins to stop its quivering the sailor moves down a few dozen feet and shifts his course toward the bridge in a new, hopefully confusing, direction.

[ooc] Good to see you back Spike, I was sort of waiting for you (which here means hoping for some good interaction) [/ooc]

F smiley - dolphin S


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 262

Spike the Pooh

*Watches the sticks fly in one direction (which here means presents a reasonable facsimile of The Scream) and then spins (which here means lumbers) around to watch FS move in some other (which here means somewhat indeterminate) direction. Looks back at the sticks. Looks back, trying to find FS. Sticks. FS. Sticks. FS.*

AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 263

Gerrald the Troll

*Pokes his head above the surface of the bridge. Spies FS.*

Well, hello thailor!


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 264

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

FS gives Gerrald a friendly wave. Some place in the cobwebs of his his mind he recalls reading a house rule about Trolls... Are we supposed to feed them or avoid themsmiley - huh

He removes one of his few remaining Pooh Sticks from his trouser pocket and drops it near his new companion.

'Do you know how long it will be before the tides changes?'

F smiley - dolphin S


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 265

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

*a lovely pooh sticks falls at Lil's feet, and she picks it up*

*looks around to see whether this is a hint from nbb to get on with it*


BOOOOMMMMMMM!

Hey guys, cease fire -- I believe she's sunk.

*hits the controls to bring herself to a standing position* Shall we head for the bridge?


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 266

Spike the Pooh

*Takes a deep breath (which here means inhales any loose leaves, twigs and insects within a 10 foot radius) and slowly lets it out (which here means propelling said leaves, twigs and bugs (and one startled rabbit) into the woods in front of him). Now calmer (which here means no longer foaming at the mouth), the bear considers his options. Recovering the lost sticks would be difficult (which here means next to impossible without a massacre), but since all pooh sticks eventually make their way to the bridge, perhaps all he needs to do is wait near the bridge.

Gets up from where he was sitting and strides (which here means shambles) towards the bridge. Sees FS and the Troll. Anger briefly flares (which here means eyes turn red and steam shoots from ears), but is quickly suppressed once the look on the Troll's face registers. A sly look (which here means squinted eyes and a half-snarl) crosses the bear's face.

Spike addresses FS*

Well, sir, it would appear that you have prevailed. You were a formidable opponent and I salute your prowess. *steals a sideways glance at the troll* It takes a strong and manly specimen of humanity to best a giant ursine such as myself. Such a display of machismo is seldom seen.


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 267

Gerrald the Troll

*Listens to the bear with increasing interest. Looks back and forth between the bear and FS as the bear speaks, ending up staring in open-mouthed admiration at FS* smiley - loveblush

You beat the bear?! That'th amathing!

Thay, would you like to come with me to my humble dwelling beneath the bridge and thee my toe collection?


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 268

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

The sailor slowly moves to the lower branches, carefully remaining above the reach of the bruin's claws.

'Sir Pooh, you have been a most worthy and difficult opponent. It has taken all of the strength and skill obtained from many years at sea to elude you.' (which here means all the luck God reserves for fools and sailors.)

Brave Troll, I am sure your 'Toe Collection' is quite interesting, but I an afraid that I must remain here until my companions from the beach arrive. - The sailor refrains from telling the story about first time he was shown an interesting private collection. He woke up the next morning far out to sea where he began learning his new profession.

smiley - cheers

F smiley - dolphin S


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 269

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

*replaces the dried out/destroyed pies, while carefully avoiding the accumulated dangerous animals and persons*


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 270

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

I hear we had 26 new researchers this past week. I wonder if they're all from the Gootanic? I say, bots, that's enough with the cannon! Perhaps you could help nbb with those old pies...


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 271

Spike the Pooh

*A very large bear, dressed in a black tuxedo, with black shoes (size 42), a black tie and a black top hat slowly walks to the end of the thread, with head bowed. Removes his hat and looks at the dust that the thread peters out to. A tear rolls down his face.*

You were such an exemplary thread, with unlimited potential. You passed away prematurely, in the prime of life, and I shall mourn you.

*The bear slowly shuffles away into the woods.*


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 272

Pie Monster

*A big ball of blue fur stuffed into a black track suit (hey - it's the only black clothes he owns, okay?) thumps down to the end of the thread and places a single red rose in the dust.*

Me sorry. smiley - wah

*Turns and walks away. Pauses at a pie rack, looks both ways, slips several pies under his shirt and walks off thread.*


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 273

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

*cries at the failure of his triathlon to even begin. All the paperwork, all the pies and we failed to even make it to the ceremonial pooh stick bridge*


*droops down a releases a single pooh stick, before departing, not even looking back to see it pass under the bridge*

smiley - wah


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 274

Gerrald the Troll

*A very dapper looking troll (at least he thinks so) walks down to the end of the thread, wearing a back Armani suit (who knew they made them that big), with a ruffled shirt with ruffled cuffs, a black bow tie and a diamond stick pin (which is pinned to the centre of the bow tie). He carries a black cane in one hand (which looks surprisingly like a spray-painted club), and a scented handkerchief in the other (scented with eau de toilet - scented after the toilet had been flushed … really). He looks down at the end of the thread and a large tear falls from his cheek into the dust. He pauses a moment with head bowed, then sadly walks away towards the bridge.*


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 275

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

The sailor drops reluctantly from his perch in the tree.

He knows he was late in joining the festivities, but they seemed to offer so much promise of adventure. As he slowly shuffles back to the h2g2 seaport to find a new ship, he allows the Pooh Sticks he has so carefully carved to slip from his fingers along the edge of the bear's hundred acre wood. Maybe next year? The thought slips up to the heavens as the salty figure trudges over the hill's peak.

Back to the Forumssmiley - shrug

F smiley - dolphin S


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 276

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

*basks serenely in the afternoon sun, smiley - pggb in hand, while the bots labor to pull the cannon back up the beach*


The Atelier Pie-Throwing BBQ and Pooh Stick Triathlon

Post 277

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

*walks over to the returned cannon, reloads, and lights the fuse, before ambling away, whistling all the time*


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